Like the religious expert who questioned Jesus, sometimes we can become so enamored with understanding deep theological truths that we lose sight of what’s most important.When we stand before God someday, our theology will come to nothing......if we have failed to love those created in his image who stand before us today.Skye Jethani
Some issues are just more complex than we want them to be...
“One of the ways you can tell that your kids are just borrowing your faith is if they never ask questions.”~ Natasha Crain
“If it was God’s desire to provide us with an accurate and reliable account of the life of Jesus, an account we could trust and recognize as consistent with other forms of eyewitness testimony, God surely accomplished it with the four gospel accounts. Yes, the accounts are messy. They are filled with idiosyncrasies and personal perspectives along with common retellings of familiar stories. There are
“I’m alarmed sometimes when I hear Christians make inaccurate statements related to the nature of evidence. When discussing evidence with skeptics, we don’t need to concede that a particular fact related to the Christian worldview is not a piece of evidence simply because it is not a piece of direct evidence. Even though a particular fact may not have the individual power to prove our
Can all of our society’s problems be solved by following two simple rules?
“Christians are often accused of being ‘biased’ simply because they believe in the supernatural. This accusation has power in our current pluralistic culture. Biased people are seen as prejudicial and unfair, arrogant and overly confident of their position. Nobody wants to be identified as someone who is biased or opinionated. But make no mistake about it...all of us have a point of view. All of
Is control really the main issue behind gun control?
“Can you serve your boss and others at work, helping them to succeed...and can you be happy, even when they receive the promotions and you get overlooked? Can you work to make others look good without envy filling your heart? Can you minister to the needs of those whom God exalts and men honor...when you yourself seem neglected? Can you pray for the ministry of
“To most people, God is an inference...not a reality. He is a deduction from evidence which they consider adequate; but He remains personally unknown to the individual. 'He must be,' they say, 'therefore we believe He is.' Others do not go even so far as this. They know of Him only by hearsay. They have never bothered to think the matter out for themselves, but
I’ve asked God that question a lot lately.
“When we think of someone pursuing a calling, we often picture a person who has it all together, someone who knows from the beginning what they were born to do. They have a plan. A person hears from God and becomes a priest. A professional athlete who grew up kicking a ball around the yard becomes a world-class soccer player. We picture someone who just
It may not always feel like it, but God does care about what we go through.
Does having faith in God mean that we can never question Him?
What real evidence do you have that God exists? Science clearly proves that there is no God. All of that stuff in the Bible is just fantasy. The Bible isn’t reliable; it’s been misinterpreted, and it’s full of contradictions. If God were real, why is there all this suffering and evil in the world? If you’ve never been confronted with any of these questions or